When the soundtrack to the original version of the movie Sparkle was released in 1976, it boasted eight songs that were sung by Aretha Franklin and written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The collaboration led to it reaching No. 1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. But for the remake for the film, which will be in theaters beginning Aug. 17, 2012, the powers-that-be wisely decided against following directly in the original soundtrack's footsteps, and charted a somewhat different path. The result, which was released July 31, 2012, features song contributions by multiple stars of the film, including Jordin Sparks, Cee-Lo Green and the late, great Whitney Houston. Although it's far from an instant classic like it's predecessor was, it does have a fair number of literal and figurative high notes. For more, click the link to check out the full review of the original motion picture soundtrack to the movie Sparkle.